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Forensic Science with Criminology, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Our team of forensic professionals have used their years of industry experience to design an accredited programme
  • 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016
  • Vehicle crime scenes- drugs scene, flexible interior crime scene provision, as well as extensive grounds/ woodland for exterior searching / mock crime scenes
  • Big subjects, small classes

Overview

Overview

Forensic scientists utilise skills from a wide range of academic disciplines. This programme's regular laboratory sessions, practical scenarios in our mock crime scenes and lectures from experts in their field give an insight into the fascinating world of present day forensic science.

Professional development

Students can also become members of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and be invited to attend the society's regular seminars across the country.

Criminology

The criminology courses introduce the more social aspects of forensic science and the relationship between crime and society. Students are also exposed to other aspects such as crime scene investigation and presenting evidence in a legal setting.

Location

You will study science elements on the Medway Campus and criminology elements on the Greenwich Campus. An inter-campus bus runs between Medway and Greenwich.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are to produce graduates with:

  • The necessary knowledge base and practical skills to become effective forensic scientists who are competent to practice
  • Confidence and ability to apply fundamental scientific principles to a variety of practical forensic science situations and specifically within a legal framework
  • Skills to identify and solve problems, and to understand and use quantitative techniques for the analysis and interpretation of data for the evaluation and presentation of evidence
  • Competent legal, sociological and criminological understanding of forensic science.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Typical Offer: 112 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 32 Points from Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics (or related subject)
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics (or related subject – as above)
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science
Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later.

For more information, contact  courseinfo@gre.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). You will be required to attend an interview. 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Assignments
  • Laboratory skills
  • Presentations.

Professional recognition

This programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Careers

Potential career opportunities exist in forensic science and criminal justice, and more broadly in management, communications and the wider pharmaceutical, chemical and biological science sectors.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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